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Cardio Benefits: Respiratory System

Another health benefit you’re going to get from cardio is on the Respiratory System. One thing that is going to happen is that you are going to increase the distribution of oxygen throughout the body. It’s going to distribute a little more efficiently. Another thing that is going to happen in the lungs is that you are going to increase your blood flow and you oxygen uptake. So what that all derives to is that you are going to take less breaths per minute—this is what allows you to get at those faster paces and at those longer distances.

Matt KirchnerAbout this Author

After graduating from the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) in Richmond Heights Ohio, Mat sat for and passed the test to earn his CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist). After spending over one and a half years of training in a gym setting, and becoming and instructor at NPTI, Matt started MK Fitness as a one-on-one or small group personal training company.

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united.


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